Alleged DUI/Hit and Run Leaves Two Irrigon Men Injured

From the Umatilla County Sheriff-


On August 17, 2013, at about 9:40pm, the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle motor vehicle crash on Umatilla River Road near mile marker 1 just outside of Umatilla.  Two adult men from Irrigon, OR were seriously injured after their Southbound vehicle was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup that was traveling north.  The driver of the Ford pickup ran from the area.  A man with obvious crash related injuries was located on foot in the area and provided several names to police, including Marcelino Soto, but he had no identification.

UCSO Deputies lodged Marcelino Soto from Plymouth, WA in the Umatilla County Jail, and charged him with Felony Hit and Run, DUI, and Reckless Driving.  During the booking process, the Umatilla County Jail staff collected the man's fingerprints and submitted them for identification, which revealed his true name, Rogelio Mora Sota.  He was also charged with Giving False Information to a Police Officer.

The two men from Irrigon are currently receiving medical treatment for the injuries, which do not appear to be life-threatening.  The case is under investigation.